Spring has started to arrive at Tudeley Woods with the return of summer migrants and emergence of woodland plants such as wood anemone, primroses and early purple orchids.

 

 

 (Early purple orchid) 

Willow warblers have started to be heard singing on Pembury heath and the Plants as well as several blackcaps and marsh tits. Chiffchaffs are being heard across the woodland as well as a lesser spotted woodpecker that was seen and heard calling in the valley mire near decoy pond last week. In Yew tree field skylarks have been heard singing and a red kite was seen flying over a couple of weeks ago. Woodlark have been heard singing on Pembury heath and a male stonechat was seen over on the Bypass heath.

Butterflies that have been seen in the past week on the wing include Comma, Brimstones, Red Admirals and Peacocks.

Please let us know of any interesting sightings you see on the reserve.

 

 

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